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Crack Dip

This Crack Dip recipe is rightly named – it’s totally addicting. Cold crack dip is a creamy sour cream based dip filled with ranch, cheese and bacon. Does it get any better?

Crack Dip from What The Fork Food Blog

Crack Dip

Crack dip. What the what? I had never heard of it but I’ve seen it all over Pinterest. It’s been pinned SO many times. I was intrigued.

I mean really, a dip that’s simply called crack dip must be good. And by good, I mean insanely can’t live without it good.

To me, the name implies that it’s addicting. That you will have no self control around it. That you will eat too much and you won’t care.

Because it’s that good. It’s creamy dip goodness. With bacon. Everything is always so much better with bacon.

Crack Dip from What The Fork Food Blog

I adapted this recipe from Plain Chicken. The first time I made it I used the bacon bits as called for. But I just found it waaaay too salty.

Like, it seriously overwhelmed my palate salty. And I am a salt lover so that says a lot. It was just too much for me. So I changed it up and used real bacon. It was SO much better. Also, feel free to double the amount of bacon. Or triple… I won’t judge.

I also used the ranch dip mix instead of the dressing mix because the dip mix is gluten-free. Now, Adam is able to enjoy the recipe for crack dip with me instead of me eating the whole bowl of dip by myself.

Because that definitely would have happened. Hello, it’s called crack dip for a reason.

Crack Dip from What The Fork Food Blog

I know the crack dip recipe calls for chilling the dip for 24 hours before serving. I know that sounds like an eternity. It’s such a tease, make a great dip and you can’t do anything but look at it forever.

But please just trust me on this one, you’re going to want to wait the 24 hours. I gave it a little taste test after two hours the first time I made it, just to see. It was ok…

Ok, it was good. It just wasn’t awesome. I tried it again after the 24 hours and it was 10001% better. All the flavors had a chance to mingle and hang out and really get all friendly and delicious. I’m telling you, don’t skip on the chilling time, you’ll just be sacrificing the flavor!

Crack Dip from What The Fork Food Blog

With that being said, that also makes this crack dip one of the best dip recipes for parties because you HAVE to make it ahead. What’s better than make ahead dishes?!

Nothing, except eating said dishes. So bottom line – make this SATURDAY so you can enjoy it while watching the Patriots (or your favorite football team) on Sunday. Enjoy!

For more gluten free appetizers and game day snack ideas, check out my cheesy artichoke dipfried ravioli, sticky Asian garlic wings, gluten free pepperoni squares, barbecue wings, and bacon wrapped kielbasa with brown sugar glaze.

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Crack Dip

4.58 from 163 ratings
This Crack Dip recipe is rightly named – it’s totally addicting. Cold crack dip is a creamy sour cream based dip filled with ranch, cheese and bacon. Does it get any better?
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
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Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Sour Cream Regular or light
  • Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix or Hidden Valley Ranch Dip Mix
  • 2 slices Bacon Cooked and finely chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Scallion Sliced

Instructions

  • Mix the sour cream, ranch dressing mix, bacon bits and cheese together in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate 24 hours.
  • Top with scallions and extra bacon. Serve with chips.

Video

Notes

  • If you don't have ranch dip mix available, you can also use ranch dressing mix. They are interchangeable, according to Hidden Valley.
  • If green onions are out of season, feel free to use chives instead.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 399IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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  1. Anne says:

    Do you think it would work with plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream…?

  2. Kay says:

    5 stars
    This is also really really good with ritz crackers! Such an awesome dip! Making it for the patriots vs bears game this weekend! Thanks!!

  3. Katherine says:

    5 stars
    Does putting the cooked bacon in for 24 hrs make it too soft or chewy? Has anyone made this dip more then 1 day ahead?

    • Sharon says:

      The bacon in the dip doesn’t stay crispy but it flavors the dip. You can top it with additional crispy bacon before serving if you want that texture!

  4. Melinda says:

    5 stars
    Thanks for such a delicious recipe. I had similar type dish a while ago but with your recipe now I can make these on my own at home. Thanks again

  5. Emily says:

    I love this stuff! It is so addictive. Thanks for linking up to #HomeMattersParty

  6. Karrie says:

    How much of the ranch dip mix is used
    Help

  7. Mj says:

    I see the on and on description, tons of ads and the signup to subscribe, but NOT the actual recipe.

    • Sharon says:

      If you’re on mobile, click READ MORE and it will load the rest of the post with the recipe. If you’re on desktop, it’s above the comments section. I’ve checked on both mobile and desktop and they are both appearing fine for me.

  8. Ashish Khadke says:

    woowww…..it is looking damn delicious.
    Thank you for this yummy recipe.

  9. Doug says:

    Anything with bacon is good for me! Thanks for the tip on the chilling time!

  10. vegetarianmamma says:

    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you share next time!
    -Cindy

  11. Sandra says:

    This looks amazing! Not only the recipe but you have done a great job with the pictures. Just wondering how you do your lighting. I am looking for ways to improve and would love some hints! Thanks Sandra

  12. i’ve seen this recipe all over pinterest too! ughhh need to make it!!! looks so yummy!!

  13. Ali the Skinny GF Chef says:

    I used to love making onion dip like this and ate it with Ruffles that have ridges. I need to go buy some chips! Your recipe looks scrumptious! Thanks so much for linking up to Savoring Saturdays again. See you this weekend!

  14. This looks yummy!! Hope you stop by and share your stuff on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday Link Party !! It is still going on! I would love to have you!http://www.cookinandcraftin.com/my-2-favorite-things-on-thursday-link-party-5/

  15. This is something I am totally making for river days this coming summer! YUM!

  16. Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says:

    Sounds like the perfect combination of ingredients just waiting for a chip. I bet it would be yummy with carrots and celery too. That way I can justify eating more!

  17. This looks totally addicting. I could eat the entire bowl of it, I’m sure.

  18. Would it be wrong if I said….I want that bowl of CRACK. Gimme all the crack? Okay…just gimme that dip 🙂

  19. Melissa says:

    This dip is perfect to make for watching the game this weekend. Pinned. Thanks for sharing.

  20. No joke, I could eat this whole bowl by myself. Not ashamed either 😉

  21. Yes…this would be totally addicting for me. Pinned! 🙂

  22. Annmarie says:

    Mmmmm crack dip…now I’m craving it 🙂